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Attempting to inform, remember actions taken, and inspire next steps in the fight against modern-day slavery. Originally presented to an assembly of Woodridge United Methodist Church committees on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Jan. 11, 2011.

Attempting to inform, remember actions taken, and inspire next steps in the fight against modern-day slavery. Originally presented to an assembly of Woodridge United Methodist Church committees on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Jan. 11, 2011.

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  1. 1. HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS MODERN-DAY SLAVERY
  2. 2. “Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” -Isaiah 1:17
  3. 3. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor...
  4. 4. ...He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free...” -Luke 4:18
  5. 5. A Few Trafficking Facts: National Human Trafficking Hotline began in December 2007 and has taken over 25,000 calls. In 2008: 5500+ calls In 2009: 7600+ calls In 2010: 11,500+ calls
  6. 6. More Trafficking Facts: Cases of trafficking have been reported in ALL 50 U.S. states Pimp controlled sex trafficking most common type reported in U.S. Forced prostitution is largest market for slave labor in USA FBI estimates mid-level trafficker can make $500,000+ per year Study found people from 35 countries in slave labor in USA. Most from China, Mexico & Vietnam
  7. 7. Types of Trafficking: LABOR SLAVERY Meet Maria Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) - agreed to terms w/ Compass Group, world’s largest food service company Still holding out: Kroger, Aramark, Wendy’s, Quizno’s, Costco & Wal-Mart
  8. 8. Types of Trafficking: SEX SLAVERY Consider Edgardo Sensi Accounts for 1/2 of all slaves in USA, mostly women and children
  9. 9. Consider this... “Most slaves in America are volunteers at first. Today slave takers rarely have to coerce or kidnap their victims. They just open a door to ‘opportunity’ and slaves walk in. Slave recruiters appear friendly and full of news about good jobs with good pay.” -Kevin Bales, The Slave Next Door
  10. 10. WUMC’S Efforts to End Slavery: Nov. 2009 Screened “At the End of Slavery” Nov. 2009 Joined IL Rescue & Restore Coalition Dec. 2009 Gave portion of Christmas Offering to (what would become) Anne’s House March 2010 WNL’s “End Demand” program w/ boys April 2010 Canvased local businesses to hang posters (Change the World/Outreach Day event)
  11. 11. WUMC’S Efforts to End Slavery, continued: May 2010 Collected $1000+ in gift cards for STOP-IT June 2010 Sex slavery survivors told their stories at Adult VBS class Dec. 2010 Christmas Offering again collected for Anne’s House
  12. 12. What will be our next steps? Screen another film? Promote “End Demand” Curriculum in our schools? ???
  13. 13. What You Can Do Today: Buy Fair Trade End demand by not purchasing sex industry commodities (Vegas, anyone?) Take outreach materials to salons, massage parlors, truck stops, restaurants Pray that God will use us to help end slavery

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